The Drawing Center will reopen to the public by appointment only on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 with the exhibition 100 Drawings from Now.
Featuring drawings made by an international group of artists since early 2020, 100 Drawings from Now provides a snapshot of artistic production during a period of profound global unrest that has resulted from the ongoing health and economic crises, as well as a surge of activism in response to systemic racism, social injustice, and police brutality in the United States. Together, the works in the exhibition spotlight the urgency, intimacy, and universality of drawing during moments of upheaval and isolation.
In Torkwase Dyson’s words, “I’m drawing now because I need to….I feel a chorus in my space of solitude and I’m making because of it.” 100 Drawings from Now amplifies this chorus, showing the myriad ways that drawing can act as a vital connective force, a respite, a demonstration of pain or anger in the face of injustice, and an essential expression of one’s humanity.
Ahead of the exhibition’s public opening, from Thursday, September 24, to Sunday, October 4, 2020, The Drawing Center will host Member Previews and its annual fall Benefit Event, during which selected works exhibited in 100 Drawings from Now will be available for purchase. The drawings on view have been generously donated by participating artists, and proceeds of the sales will support The Drawing Center and the artists.
100 Drawings from Now will be on view October 7 at The Drawing Center, 35 Wooster Street, NYC.